Potter's
Tropical Village

Currently Closed: Due to new government regulations, we need to carry out some improvements to our new Tropical Village.
It will therefore be necessary to close whilst work is undertaken. We will re-open as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support.

A Unique Attraction

You’ll find much more than a garden centre at Lanchester; it’s a destination for all the family to enjoy. Our intriguing tropical village showcases exotic free flying birds, reptiles, invertebrates, amphibians, insects and fish in a jungle-like setting. It’s a captivating visitor attraction which you don’t need to book in advance – simply pay £2 on arrival, per entry, per child, and those under 2 go free.

Jungle Setting

Step into our tropical village and discover a jungle-like setting. The tropical surroundings have been expertly created, so you can see these enchanting animals in a backdrop that’s as naturalistic as possible. View the animals at close quarters and gain an insight into their lifestyles and habits. Discover the amazing world of the jungle and everyday life won’t seem quite the same again.

Reptiles

You’ll find exotic reptiles aplenty in our new tropical attraction, whether it is frogs, lizards or snakes that fascinate you, they’ll be something to engage and absorb you. Learn more about our cold blooded friends at Lanchester.

Insects & Fish

Creepy crawlies to your liking? Then head down to our tropical village. No jungle would complete without its fair share of insects to create a balanced eco system. Moreover, look deep into the waters, and you’ll find they are home to a plethora of dazzling cold water fish.

Tropical Birds

No tropical paradise would be complete without some of our brightly-coloured feathered friends. You’ll be able to get up close and personal to birds you simply won’t see in your garden. See how the different species interact and watch them being fed when you visit our jungle.

Reptiles

You’ll find exotic reptiles aplenty in our new tropical attraction, whether it is frogs, lizards or snakes that fascinate you, they’ll be something to engage and absorb you. Learn more about our cold blooded friends at Lanchester.

Insects & Fish

Creepy crawlies to your liking? Then head down to our tropical village. No jungle would complete without its fair share of insects to create a balanced eco system. Moreover, look deep into the waters, and you’ll find they are home to a plethora of dazzling tropical fish.

Tropical Birds

No tropical paradise would be complete without some of our brightly-coloured feathered friends. You’ll be able to get up close and personal to birds you simply won’t see in your garden. See how the different species interact and watch them being fed when you visit our jungle.

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey are another element of our tropical village. You might see some of these birds now and again in the wild, but rarely will you have the chance to see these majestic birds at close quarters. Learn more about their incredible capabilities at Lanchester Garden Centre.

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey are another element of our tropical village. You might see some of these birds now and again in the wild, but rarely will you have the chance to see these majestic birds at close quarters. Learn more about their incredible capabilities at Lanchester Garden Centre.

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Outlined icon of a lizard

Did you know?

Almost all reptiles are cold blooded; they are covered in scales or have an external plate or shell. They’ve inhabited the earth for a long time now, with the first reptiles believed to have evolved 320 million years ago.

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Outlined icon of an eagle

Did you know?

Bird of Prey are renowned for their good eye sight and hunting skills. Did you know? Barn owls swallow their prey whole.

3.

Outlined icon of a parrot

Did you know?

Parrots can live for more than 80 years. They can also learn tricks and can copy your speech.

School & Group Bookings

School visits and other group bookings can be arranged, for a fun and educational day out. Discover a piece of the tropical world when you visit Lanchester Garden Centre, explore, enjoy and learn. It’s captivating experience suitable for all ages.

School & Group Bookings

School visits and other group bookings can be arranged, for a fun and educational day out. Discover a piece of the tropical world when you visit Lanchester Garden Centre, explore, enjoy and learn. It’s captivating experience suitable for all ages.

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